Best Action Movies of 1930

1.

Hell's Angels

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

In this aerial spectacle, brothers Roy and Monte Rutledge, each attending Oxford university, enlist with the Royal Flying Corps when World War I breaks out.

Starring: Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow, John Darrow, Lucien Prival, Frank Clarke, Roy Wilson, Douglas Gilmore, Jane Winton, Marian Marsh ..
Directed by: Howard Hughes, Edmund Goulding, James Whale
Release date: 1930-11-15
Best Action Movies of 1930 : The Dawn Patrol
2.

The Dawn Patrol

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

World War I ace Dick Courtney derides the leadership of his superior officer, but he soon promoted to squadron commander and learns harsh lessons about sending subordinates to their deaths.

Starring: Richard Barthelmess, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Neil Hamilton, Frank McHugh, Clyde Cook, James Finlayson, Gardner James, William Janney, Edmund Breon, Howard Hawks ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1930-07-10
Best Action Movies of 1930 : True to the Navy
3.

True to the Navy

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Ruby is a counter girl at the San Diego Soda Shop with a habit of being a girlfriend to Sailors stopping by. Things get a little zany when she sets her eyes on Bull's Eye McCoy a gunner who refuses to settle down.

Starring: Clara Bow, Fredric March, Harry Green, Rex Bell, Eddie Fetherston, Eddie Dunn, Ray Cooke, Harry Sweet, Adele Windsor, Sam Hardy ..
Directed by: Frank Tuttle
Release date: 1930-05-25
Best Action Movies of 1930 : Men Without Women
4.

Men Without Women

2.8
5.8/10 IMDB

Navy divers clear the torpedo tube of a sunken submarine.

Starring: Frank Albertson, J. Farrell MacDonald, Warren Hymer, Walter McGrail, Stuart Erwin, John Wayne ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1930-02-08
5.

Scarlet Pages

2.7
5.9/10 IMDB

Nora Mason becomes entangled in a family mix-up of murder and scandal that threatens to ruin her career and entire future; Unless the mother she does not know can find a way to save her.

Starring: Elsie Ferguson, Marian Nixon, John Halliday, Grant Withers, Daisy Belmore, William B. Davidson, Jean Laverty, Wilbur Mack, Charlotte Walker, Neely Edwards ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1930-09-27
6.

The Sea Bat

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

The sister of a sponge diver killed by a stingray loves an escaped convict posing as a priest.

Starring: Raquel Torres, Charles Bickford, Nils Asther, George F. Marion, John Miljan, Boris Karloff, Gibson Gowland, Edmund Breese, Mathilde Comont, Mack Swain ..
Directed by: Lionel Barrymore, Wesley Ruggles
Release date: 1930-07-05
Best Action Movies of 1930 : Renegades
7.

Renegades

2.4
5.1/10 IMDB

Four one-for-all and all-for-one privates in the French Foreign Legion are all in jail for disorderly conduct, but they break out and rejoin their regiment and fight off a band of marauding Arabs, and are soon in Casablanca getting decorated by the French Minister of War. Deucalion spots Eleanor, a spy who had done him dirt and after tangling with the local gendarmes, they take her and head back for Morocco where they are charged with desertion, and have to go out and defeat some more marauding natives, and dodge the machine-gun fire directed at them by the highly-displeased Eleanor, and one thing just follows another.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Noah Beery, Gregory Gaye, George Cooper, Bela Lugosi, C. Henry Gordon, Noah Beery Jr., Maurice Black, Colin Chase ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1930-10-26
Best Action Movies of 1930 : Paradise Island
8.

Paradise Island

1.9
5.1/10 IMDB

The south sea island Tonga is full of plantations and scoundrels. Ellen Bradford arrives expecting marriage to respectable and successful plantation owner only to find he is a drunk and gambler. Being the only white woman she is the desire of scoundrels and cut-throats.

Starring: Kenneth Harlan, Marceline Day, Tom Santschi, Paul Hurst, Betty Boyd, Victor Potel, Gladden James, Will Stanton, Ethan Laidlaw ..
Directed by: Bert Glennon
Release date: 1930-07-15
9.

Burning Up

1.7
5.4/10 IMDB

Racecar-driver Lou Larrigan gets mixed up with a crooked gang of racetrack promoters, and is in love with Ruth Morgan, whose father is marked as a victim by the gang.

Starring: Richard Arlen, Mary Brian, Francis McDonald, Sam Hardy, Charles Sellon, Tully Marshall, Irving Bacon, Clara Blandick, Robert Dudley, Broderick O'Farrell ..
Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1930-02-02
Best Action Movies of 1930 : The Spoilers
10.

The Spoilers

1.6
7.1/10 IMDB

This third film version of Rex Beach's rugged Yukon novel The Spoilers was also the first talkie adaptation. This time, Gary Cooper and William "Stage" Boyd are cast as gold prospector Glennister and crooked Alaska politician McNamara.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Kay Johnson, Betty Compson, William 'Stage' Boyd, Harry Green, Slim Summerville ..
Directed by: Edwin Carewe
Release date: 1930-09-20

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